Recipe: Kale Chana Curry

CooQ : Recipe: Kale Chana Curry

Kale Chana Curry

Indian, Mains

Black chickpea
151 calories/serving
40 mins
Referred to as black chickpea in English and is a legume having very high nutritional content. Cooked with spices and herbs, making it nutriously healthy.

Recipe by:

Sanjeev Kapoor


brown chickpeas
bay leaf
green chilli
curry leaves
cumin powder
coriander powder
turmeric powder
red chilli powder
kala masala
coriander leaves
coriander sprig


1. Heat 2-3 tbsps oil in a kadai. add 8-10 garlic cloves, 1 inch chopped ginger, 4 to 5 cloves, 2 bay leaves and mix well.

2. Add 2 medium size sliced onions and sauté till translucent. add salt to taste, mix and cook till golden brown.

3. Switch the heat off and allow the mixture to cool slightly.

4. Transfer the roasted mixture into a blender jar, add 1/4 cup water and blend to a fine paste.

5. Heat remaining 1/4 cup oil in the same kadai. add 2 to 3 chopped green chillies,10-12 curry leaves and mix well. add 1 medium quartered tomato, mix and sauté till soft and pulpy.

6. Add the blended onion paste and sauté till the oil separates.

7. Add 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1.5 tsp red chilli powder and mix well. cook for 1-2 minutes.

8. Add 2 cups boiled brown chickpeas and mix well. add salt to taste, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

9. Add 2 tsp kala masala and mix well. add 2 cups water, mix and cook for 3-4 minutes. add 2-3 tbsp coriander leaves, mix and transfer into serving bowls. garnish with coriander sprig.

By Sanjeev Kapoor